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Just Cause 4 vid shows 19 minutes of sandbox shenanigans


A new 19-minute gameplay video of Just Cause 4 shows the devs larking about flying, gliding, shooting, detonating, turning a tank into an airship using balloons, and somehow repurposing a radar tower as a car-launching catapult. Sure, our boy Brendy has told us about some of this foolishness before but now I've seen it for myself and... what a silly murderous sandbox this is. Wonderfully so. This here new video is also a recording of Avalanche's presentation during Gamescom in August, so I suppose you can use it to pretend you're a games journo too. For best effect, watch after waking up face-down in a pile of Monster cans and XL BMX XXX t-shirts.

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That's JC4 game director Francesco Antolini gabbing away there while producer Bryan Rodriquez is playing. I don't know why the video keeps cutting away to shots of the crowd--it's fine, I believe that this is a real live demo and wouldn't care if it wasn't--but that sure is a lot of good tomfoolery. I am into that tomfoolery.

Ballooning rando citizens into the sky seems mean, though. At least Big Boss promises three square meals, a zoo, and friendly roughhousing when he balloons you away to Mother Base.

Just Cause 4 is due to launch on December 4th. It'll cost £45/€60/$60 on Steam.

The studios of Avalanche are mighty busy these days, also working with id Software on Rage 2 and making their own Generation Zero, an open-world shooter set in Swedish countryside infested with robots.

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.